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Lake Erie College introduces Intern of the Month program

Reed and Taylor named Interns of the Month

The Lake Erie College Career Services & Internships Office launched an Intern of the Month program January 2009. 
 
Middlefield-native Ben Reed has been named Lake Erie College’s first-ever Intern of the Month while Concord-native Jessica Taylor received the honor for February.
 
The Lake Erie College Intern of the Month program is designed to recognize students who have utilized internship opportunities and gained useful knowledge and experience from those endeavors. The program also serves to promote the merits of internships.
 
Intern of the Month recipients, in addition to their positive intern credentials, should be of high moral and ethical character and in good standing with all facets of the Lake Erie College community. To be considered for Intern of the Month, students must complete an application form and grant permission for the Career Services & Internships Office to review College academic and judicial records.
 
Reed interns at the Geauga Youth Center where he is responsible for providing a safe environment in which the juvenile clients can grow as young men and women. He also completes daily logs and reports about the behaviors and attitudes of the juvenile clients. Additionally, he gives advice and shows support for the juveniles in order to complete their therapeutic programs.
 
A double major in social sciences and psychology, Reed is a captain of the Lake Erie College baseball team, a student ambassador and a member of both the Student Athletes Advisory Council and Student Government.
 
Taylor is a psychology major and member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society. During her internship, with Geauga Academy, Taylor worked with students in areas such as academics, goal setting and future plans. She also assisted with student meetings while researching career speakers and colleges.
 
The highlight of Taylor’s internship was working with three specific students, assisting with a parent project and gaining a better understanding of the social work field.  
 
 
January 2009
Intern of the Month
Ben Reed
 
Geauga Youth Center Intern
13300 Aquilla Road, Chardon, OH
 
Majors: Double Major Social Sciences and Psychology
Concentration: Criminal Justice
Clubs/Organizations: Men’s Baseball Team Captain, Student Athletes Advisory Council, Student Government, Student Ambassador
 
How did you find out about the internship?
My former high school football coach had done his internship there, so I kept it in the back of my mind.
 
How long did it take you to secure the internship position?
I called the Geauga Youth Center and set up an interview about a week later. I was hired after the interview and am still employed there today.
 
Did the Career Services Office help you in acquiring the internship? If so, please explain how.
Yes, Career Services helped me build and edit my résumé.
 
Describe the responsibilities within your internship.
My internship responsibilities included the following:
-I provide and over look a safe environment for the Youth Center Juvenile clients to grow as young men and women.
-I completed daily logs and reports about the behaviors and attitudes of the juvenile clients.
-Also I gave advice and showed support for the juveniles in order to complete their therapeutic programs.
 
List three to five highlights from your internship.
1. Gaining respect from the youth.
2. Being someone they could look to and depend on.
3. Learning about the juvenile court system.
 
What is one aspect of your internship that you would have wanted to change?
I would have liked to be able to go to more court hearings and be more involved with the client’s case management.
 
Did your internship confirm your anticipated career choice or path?
This internship made me realize that helping people is a great career choice for me. I could definitely see myself working in a similar career field in the future.
 
Now that you have completed an internship, what advice would you give students about internships? Make the best of it. You will learn so a lot quickly and it’s a great tool to help you go onto your chosen career.
 
 
February 2009
Intern of the Month
Jessica Taylor
 
Geauga Academy
391 W. Washington St.
Painesville, OH 44077
Major: Psychology

 

 

Clubs/Organizations: Psi Chi National Honor Society
 
How did you find out about the internship?
Dr. Culotta recommended that I check to see if Geauga Academy had a need for an intern. I also had made a contact with the principal during one of my previous classes.
 
How long did it take you to secure the internship position?I was offered the position immediately after my interview.
 
Did the Career Services Office help you in acquiring the internship? If so, please explain how.
Career Services helped me update my résumé which allowed me to look more professional when presenting it during the interview.
 
Describe the responsibilities within your internship.
During my internship, I worked with the students in areas such as academics, goal setting and future plans. I also assisted my supervisor with daily duties such as student meetings, researching career speakers and colleges. I was given a wide range of opportunities during my internship that I believe will be very beneficial for me in the future.
 
List three to five highlights from your internship.
Working with three specific students, assisting with the parent project, gaining a better understanding of the social work field, having the opportunity to work with a great staff, and getting to know the students.
 
What is one aspect of your internship that you would have wanted to change?
I would have liked to spend and an entire year at the school. I would have been able to experience a lot more.
 
Did your internship confirm your anticipated career choice or path?
My internship helped me confirm that I want to work with and help people, but whether I want to do that through social work or psychology is still not decided.
 
Now that you have completed an internship, what advice would you give students about internships?
Internships are very helpful. Everyone should have at least one and start looking for one early. Internships will teach you and help you gain experiences which will prepare you for your future.
 
 
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